My Vision:Why i do it!!!!

TinaN
Posted April 29, 2013 from Malawi

My vision is to be a role model to the girls lacking one and an inspiration to the less privileged individuals there by creating an environment where people even in the remotest of areas will be able to realize their potential, maximize it and put it to use. I desire to see children especially girls getting an education and using their education as a strong hold to move from poverty to prosperity and coming up with innovative ways that will positively impact their families, communities and Malawi in general.

Malawi is a landlocked country and ranks among the world's most densely populated and least developed countries. According to the Index Mundi website the economy is predominately agricultural with about 80% of the population living in rural areas. Today, 49 years after independence the government has still failed to address barriers to investment such as unreliable power, water shortages, poor telecommunications infrastructure, and the high costs of services. So definitely with such a large population living in the rural area, means most of the population in Malawi is not educated.

Although there is so much poverty in my country, I believe that lack of exposure and education are the root causes of the problems in my country, I believe the reason why most people drop out of school is because most women are not educated (since most children spend more time with their mothers as compared to fathers) and further believe that the reason why most girls fail to make it up the success ladder is because their parents more especially their mothers failed to encourage them. Poverty has a way of altering ones reasoning; it will tell you not to go to school even when the education is free, it will tell you to cling to risky cultural beliefs and make you believe that you can amount to nothing. That is why I target the rural areas where the level of poverty is high.

My vision is thus to reach the girls in the rural areas, help them find themselves, encourage them to stay in school with the hope that the education they get will teach them to be innovative and make their dreams come true and eventually bring change to the country. And that again by being educated they will become independent and have a voice which is a tool against gender violence and insensitive cultural practices.

Although, I do motivation talks in secondary schools I have received no training on how to effectively do it. In fact this is the first time am writing about what I do, I’ve never thought it was something worth writing but all thanks to world pulse. I see Voices of Our Future as an opportunity to train me to effectively write about issues in my community and the ways in which we are tackling them. Being a voice of our correspondent will help me expose the many things happening in my country and through networking will help me to discover better ways to overcome them. It is an opportunity for me to make a difference in a life somewhere because I know whatever I write won’t be for me nor my country alone but somewhere else faraway somebody is going to see it and it will make a difference in their life.

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Paulina Nayra
May 04, 2013
May 04, 2013

You know therefore, you speak. With you as a role model, the girls will be inspired to take education seriously and believe in the possibilities of their dream. I can hear your power and confidence from the way you write. Just keep on speaking and sharing your dreams. You'll never know how many lives you'll touch by just speaking .

By the way, who is your role model? who influenced you to become an engineer? is there an increasing number of girls in non traditional trades in Malawi?

Good luck in your journey.

weaverheart
May 05, 2013
May 05, 2013

I am so glad you reached out and wrote about the work that you do. It is very meaningful when you share your vision and ideas with others. By your words and actions, you have the potential to inspire each and every person that you tell your story to. We all inspire each other! Please keep up the good work, keep on speaking up and thank you for all that you do. You DO make a difference!

All the best to you.

Laura

TinaN
May 06, 2013
May 06, 2013

Thank you guys for reading my post and for your wonderful comments.I really hope some girl somewhere is gonna be encouraged and eventually become whatever she wants to be.

TinaN
May 06, 2013
May 06, 2013

Actually although the number of girls in sciences is still low its still better than it was in my college days,currently in government colleges ,they are trying to balance up the number of girls to that of boys being selected in the various courses as such the number of girls is increasing. Check out my assignment number 3-"Yes You Can" i wrote about what influenced me to become an engineer.Thank you so much for your interest.